UPDATE: SATURDAY 05/06/2023 6:45 p.m.

(FREMONT COUNTY, Colo.) — The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) said both inmates were captured Saturday evening on May 6.

Two escapees from Fremont County Jail found
Courtesy of Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

At approximately 6 p.m., Varelas and Wallace were found within the area of Four Mile Creek, said FCSO.

“We would like to thank the community for their tips, their cooperation, and their patience,” stated FCSO.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two escapees from Fremont County Jail wanted

SATURDAY 05/06/2023 3:37 p.m.

The community is alerted of two inmates from the Fremont County Jail who escaped Saturday afternoon on May 6, according to FCSO.

  • Two escapees from Fremont County Jail wanted
  • Two escapees from Fremont County Jail wanted

25-year-old Rodolfo Varelas is a Hispanic man 5’6″, 173 pounds, with brown eyes, short brown hair, and a medium-length beard. Varelas was sentenced to eight months on a controlled substance arrest, per FCSO.

35-year-old Christopher Dustin James Wallace is a White man, 5’11”, 200 pounds, medium build with blue eyes, short cropped hair and a brown goatee. Wallace was being held on a parole revocation, stated FCSO.

FCSO said Varelas and Wallce escaped by climbing over the east fence of the Detention Center. Both were trustees assigned to kitchen detail, according to FCSO.

Do not approach the suspects if seen. Call (719) 276-5551 to report the escapees.